Cathy A. Rodrigues, LCSW, ACSW, CMC
I am a social worker with a deep passion to help mothers with children with medically complex conditions gain strength, support and resources to be the best parent they can be. Becoming a Certified Mentor Coach has helped me blend my knowledge and experience working with families to help individuals take action steps toward creating the nurturing and supportive family that they desire. Through my private practice I love coaching parents through all types of transitions and helping you tackle obstacles that arise. Together, we work to reduce the isolation you may feel and gain the support and sense of community that you seek.
As a clinical social worker, my background includes twenty seven years of professional experience working with moms and dads who have children with special needs. Issues that parents and I have talked about over the years include managing stress, feelings of grief and loss associated with having a child with a complex medical condition or developmental delay and helping parents transition into parenthood.
I have also worked with people experiencing chronic pain and illness. In addition to my private practice, I am also a consultant to the Illinois Early Intervention System and other agencies and have started a number of support groups for parents.
Currently, I am forming a support community which is based over the telephone for mothers with medically complex children. We meet weekly to discuss issues you face in your day to day life as a parent of a child with special needs. Discussions include issues related to discipline, getting what you need from your health care professionals and sharing tips and solutions.
I want to offer you a place to come to connect with other mothers who understand what you are going through. Everyone has strengths. My goal is to help you use your strengths to feel more satisfied and experience the joys of parenting.
Amy Johnson, MSW
Federal Way, WA 98023
My background encompasses over 25 years of experience working with children and parents, inlcuding as a School Social Worker, Parent Educator, Youth Director, community volunteer, and parent. Through this work, I have many years of experience working with children who have special needs and their parents.
My interests include coaching parents who desire more balance and support in their lives, whatever the age of abilities of their children. I am also very passionate about facilitation of comprehensive sexuality education in progressive faith communities in order to celebrate and care for sexuality in healthy, life-giving ways.
I believe that faith communities that teach comprehensive sexuality education are changing the world by enabling healthy decision-making skills in young people. This opens up conversations between parents and children around sexuality and values, and viewing our sexuality as sacred and life-giving.
Mary Ivory, MA, LCPC, CPC
I have dedicated my career as a professional counselor helping others find their strengths in all endeavors. Parenting is your heart and spirit in action and coaching is a great support for that part of your life. I teach emotion coaching skills to parents who want a more connected relationship with their children.
I offer a free phone consultation to see how we might work together to achieve your most important life's work. Contact me today!
Toni Schutta, MA, LP, MA, LP
Families First Coaching
Toni Shutta is a National Speaker, Author, Parent Coach and a Licensed Psychologist with a Master's Degree in Psychology. She's the president of Families First Coaching, an organization devoted to providing parents with practical information, easy-to-use tools and helpful resources that will empower parents and strengthen families.
Toni has 15 years experience helping parents find solutions that work. Toni hosts a parenting radio show called, "Real Parents, Real Solutions." on www.voiceamerica.com. She's been featured in national publications such as Parents, Woman's World, and First for Women. She's a frequent guest on radio shows and has been featured on KSTP-TV and WCCO-TV.
Solutions to 17 common parenting problems can be found as instant downloads on www. getparentinghelpnow.com along with a free e-course called, "The 7 Worst Mistakes that Parents Make (And How to Avoid Them)" and a free montly parenting newsletter packed with practical parenting tips.
Toni is a sought-after speaker with 17 topics that she presents at corporations such as 3M, Medtronics and General Mills, as well as schools, religious and professional organizations. Toni offers individual coaching sessions, parent education classes, instant downloads and a workbook on work/life balance called "On Overload? 28 Solutions to Help You Achieve Work Family Balance."
Sarah Gillen, MA, LMFT, PCC
Janice Van Buren, PhD
Marion C. Bloch, PsyD
I am interested in coaching parents of children with Special Education issues---especially mild to moderate.
I have experience as a Psychologist, Licensed School Psychologist, Coach.
Currently, I am a full-time School Psychologist and a part-time coach.